UK Rules Out Election To Break N Ireland Post-Brexit Deadlock

"I can now confirm that no Assembly election will take place in December, or ahead of the festive season," Northern Ireland Secretary said.

UK Rules Out Election To Break N Ireland Post-Brexit Deadlock

Chris Heaton-Harris attended the first cabinet meeting under new PM Rishi Sunak.

London:

London on Friday ruled out a December election to break political deadlock in Northern Ireland, where a standoff over post-Brexit trade rules is preventing resumption of a power-sharing government.

"I can now confirm that no Assembly election will take place in December, or ahead of the festive season. I will make a statement in parliament to lay out my next steps," Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris said in a written statement.

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